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This Weekend In Brisbane

By Lauren Kavanagh - 14 Aug 2014

So, not only did we just have a public holiday (mid-week breaks, we love you!), but now the weekend is upon us! If your Ekka holiday plans were a bit of a fail, we promise the weekend will be a whole lot better. From sophisticated race-days, to chic sake tastings, this weekend is set to be a cracker! 

Here's the lowdown on what's on this weekend in Brisbane. 

Thursday 14th

Is High Street Retail Dead? The James Street Autopsy | Rooftop Terrace, 100 McLachlan
Join some of the people behind Brisbane's most renowned retail precinct, James Street, for an interactive panel discussion on the current state of retail. Attendees are also invited to stay on for drinks, music, and networking as the sun sets over Brisbane's favourite shopping destination. Tickets are limited, so secure yours now!

When: 5pm-8pm

Saturday 16th

Eagle Farm Farewells 149 Year Old Track | Eagle Farm Racecourse 
Eagle Farm will bid farewell to the 149-year-old Eagle Farm track at the final Saturday metropolitan race day before the major upgrade. With an action packed day of racing and family-friendly activities, it's set to be a day to remember. Patrons will also have the opportunity to walk the track after the final race, and score themselves a little piece of this historic racecourse. 

When: Gates open at 11am

Sunday 17th

BBQ Sunday's | Claret House Wine Bar
They say a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. And we believe this to be true. Claret House are hosting a Sunday BBQ every week, with signature dishes on offer like their braised beef brisket, pork ribs and barbecue sauce, and chilli garlic prawns, just to name a few. So get the crew together experience a laidback (and seriously delicious) Sunday BBQ.

When: 12pm every Sundaay

Wild West End Party + Un-Official Launch of the BFF | Lock'n'Load
The Brisbane Fringe Festival is back, and this year the party is getting started at West End fave, Lock'n'load, with a rootin'-tootin' Wild West party, complete with live country music, raffles, and great food. It's also country dress-up, so dust off your spurs, kids.

When: 3pm to 11pm

Wednesday 20th

Sake Tasting | Mizu
Who can say no to a mid-week sake sesh? Definitely not us! So when we heard our friends at Mizu were opening their doors for mid-week sake tasting, you can bet we got our palates primed! The event will feature three varieties of sake from the Shirataki Brewery, and three courses of delicious Japanese nibbles to accompany. Tickets are $15 per person, and will be snapped up quick! 

When: 6pm-7pm

The Big Hairy (or Not) Blokes Cooking Class | Mondo Organics
Chef Paul Horne, assisted by senior apprentice, John Trickey, presents a cooking class just for the boys. This blokes only affair will feature man-friendly dishes like the pumpkin soup, slow-roasted pork shoulder with perfect crackling, easy roasted winter rosemary veggies, delicious bread and butter pudding, and a lesson on grilling meats. So whether he's already a pro, or needs a little help in the cooking department, this event is one to share with your man friends. Tickets are $130 per person.

When: 6:30pm-9pm 

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